Grow to Learn NYC: the Citywide School Gardens Initiative, a program co-founded by GrowNYC, knows that gardens, cafes and cafeterias are classrooms too, so we asked NYC chefs to lend their support and expertise.
Chefs are an integral part of shaping how we eat and how we view food so it’s only natural that they take part in GrowNYC’s Grow to Learn school gardens program. In gardens, in farmers markets, in schools and in restaurants NYC chefs are helping to advance the good food/good health movement by:
Teaching students how to prepare healthy school lunches, snacks, and meals using fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs
Encouraging healthy eating habits by demonstrating the natural deliciousness of farm fresh foods
Introducing young people on the cusp of adulthood to possible career choices
From June 24 – 30, you can visit participating restaurants and help NYC youth gain better skills, habits and knowledge about growing, eating and preparing food. All of the Dining Out for School Gardens restaurants, will donate a percentage of the sales of one or more menu items towards supporting school gardens.
Your participation will help ensure that New York City’s youth are getting outside and growing–and making the connection between what’s in the garden with what’s on their plates by visiting these restaurants:
Back Forty – Sauteed tokoyo turnips (side dish)
Elsewhere Restaurant – Eat Drink Local Week prix fixe menu
Gotham Bar and Grill – a special $25 Greenmarket menu
Gramercy Tavern – Eat Drink Local Week prix fixe menu
The Green Table – local artisanal cheese plate
Henry's – Greenmarket square meal
Hung Ry – Eat Drink Local Week prix fixe menu
I Trulli – special Greenmarket Tasting Menu
Má Pêche - mushroom + asparagus appetizer
Mae Mae Café - Veggie burger
Northern Spy Food Co.
Riverpark - Mascarpone Ravioli
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto culatello locale
Battery Park City Shake Shack - summer blackberry cobbler milkshake
Trestle on Tenth - Greenmarket strawberry sundae and spinach gnocchi
‘wichcraft – Asparagus frittata, roasted free-range chicken, and marinated zucchini sandwiches
iCi - A special Eat & Drink Local Menu ($46)
Rose Water – Eat Drink Local week menu
The Vanderbilt – Fleischer’s Heritage Pork Loin
Interested in supporting Grow to Learn NYC? Donate today!
(choose Citywide School Gardens as your program designation)
Grow to Learn is a program of GrowNYC and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Learn more at www.nyc.gov/growtolearn.
To add your restaurant to this promotion, contact Julie Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.